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Recapturing & Reconfiguring Conteporary Islam in SE Asia

Contemporary Islam Indonesia: Cultural Reconfiguration in Performing Arts

LOOKING AT ASIA AS A GEOPOLITICAL POST-COLONIAL SPACE THIS EVENT AIMS TO EXAMINE THE CULTURAL RECONFIGURATION IN ISLAMIC INDONESIA FROM THE PAST TO THE RECENT YEARS ESPECIALLY THE CHANGING OF LANDSCAPE IN DANCE, THEATRE, AND MUSIC (SOUND). THROUGH THE UNDERSTANDING OF SOUND ACROSS REGION AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS, THE INDONESIAN ISLAM EMBODIED A DISTINCT CULTURAL MARK WITHIN THE ISLAMIC SOCIETY.

Discussants include:

Diyah Larasati, Assistant Professor, Dance Program, University of Minnesota

Gadis Arivia,  Founder of  (Asia Women’s Journal of Indonesia)

Catherine Asher, Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota

Sumarsam, Professor of Music, Wesleyan University

Soeprapto Soedjono, Professor of Fine Art, Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta

Giancarlo Casale, Moderator

Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Minnesota

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